British vocalist Polly Gibbons, is one of the most respected and talked about young singer/songwriters of her generation. With warm, rich, soulful vocals and an innate blues sensibility, Polly has been likened to many of the jazz and soul greats. Having developed her craft over the past decade, she has performed at all the leading UK jazz clubs, international festivals and is a regular at Ronnie Scott’s performing with the All Stars.
Polly has a beautifully smooth, rich and deep tone with stunning natural musicianship and impeccable intonation and timing. Polly's soulful voice and jazz instincts led to a nomination from the BBC Jazz Awards in 2006 for her album "What's the Real Reason."
Polly’s influences are brilliant, broad and inspired – from the poetry of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, to the be-bop of Charlie Parker, the deep wails of Mahalia Jackson’s gospel, to the emotional depth of Donny Hathaway, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone; the soul of Marvin Gaye, the blues of Buddy Guy.
Reviews from the British Press and radio:
“A soulful young jazz vocalist destined to be a star!"
- Time Out
“A truly exceptional, once in a generation talent, possessing a voice of such
sizzling intensity and raw emotion you could fry an egg on it.”
– Peter Quinn, Jazzwise
"This talent is one in a million… miss her gigs at your peril!!"
– Ian Shaw, Singer, Producer & BBC Broadcaster
"A soulful voice that will capture your heart… a real singer at last."
– Claire Martin, Jazz Singer & BBC Broadcaster